7/28/10

Poland Update

Tonight is our last night in the states! Our flight leaves tomorrow morning from DIA--we have a stop in Washington DC and one in Munich before flying into Garczyn, Poland. We'll then go to a smaller village near Chojnice to prepare for the Family English camp we'll be helping with. The camp will start on Sunday. I am assigned to beginner junior high students. For my bible study and conversation time it will be all jr. high girls; the English class will be co-ed. Nate will be working with high school boys. Our schedule for the 10 day camp will be something like this:

7:30--Team prayer and worship
8:30--Breakfast
9:15--Group worship
9:45--English reading time (Bible study)
11:00--English class
1:00--Lunch
2-5:00--Free time
5:00--Conversation time (back with our Bible study groups to talk about whatever)
6:30--Evening meal
7:30--Evening event time (campfire, scavenger hunt, talent show, skit night, etc)
9:00--Worship time/testimony time/optional bible study/relationship-building (coffee house style hosted by the local church)


As you can see---we have a FULL schedule! Poland is 8 hours ahead of us, so it will definitely be an adjustment for us.

If you're a praying person---here are a few things you could pray for:
  • An unusual amount of energy to make it through the day and be able to serve the Polish people with an open heart
  • Unity among our team
  • Focus on Jesus (right now I have a lot on my mind--graduate classes, school, home, personal issues---I'm finding it tough to really focus on this trip)
As I wind down the evening, I have a few verses that are really sticking with me tonight I'd like to share:

"You see, we don't go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, 'Let there be light in the darkness,' has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves." (1 Corinthians 4:5-7)

I will have access to a laptop/iPod, so I'm hoping we'll have a wireless connection so I can digest the trip through blog posts. Check back for more updates!

1 comment:

Mary said...

Fabulous verses! Thanks for posting your schedule--neat to see all you'll be doing. Will be praying for you and the team--and checking your blog!

~~Mary